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The Difference with Catholic Health Care

For many of us, September conjures up both good and bad memories of going back to school! The start of the school year brings the opportunity to learn new things and review what may have slipped our minds over the summer.

In this spirit, I take the opportunity to remind myself, Catholic Medical Center (CMC) employees, as well as all of you, of what Catholic health care is all about.

If there were a textbook for Catholic health care, it would be the ERDs — the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services. The ERDs are promulgated by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and lay out a clear vision of what Catholic health care should and must be.

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Catholic Charities New Hampshire provides a Faith in Action column in each issue of Parable as our Partner in Mission.

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Faith in Action: Feeding the Hungry

September marks the official start of Hunger Action Month, an annual call to action by the Feeding America Network to raise awareness of hunger in local communities. Individuals are encouraged to embody their faith by volunteering, donating or advocating on behalf of their local food bank.

For the New Hampshire Food Bank, a program of Catholic Charities New Hampshire (CCNH) and the only food bank in the state, Hunger Action Month is an opportunity to shed greater light on the various aspects of hunger impacting our neighbors, especially the inadequate access to nutritious, high-quality foods.

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